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Elderly Care in Evanston: Why Clutter is a Sign It's Time for a Caregiver

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Clutter can be an early indication that an aging parent or loved one may be overwhelmed and could use a helping hand. Elderly care from Visiting Angels® Evanston assists seniors with everyday tasks and responsibilities, so they can continue living independently for as long as possible.

The Impact of Clutter on Seniors

Everyone has dealt with stacks of papers, piles of clothing, and expired food at one time or another due to busy schedules and life events. But with time, we get back into the groove, and things get done. So why should your loved one’s recent change in housekeeping and habits be a red flag?

For seniors, clutter is often an early indication of underlying health problems. Changes in physical ability, such as vision loss and arthritis could be making household tasks time-consuming or painful.

Forgetting to go through the mail, put away the groceries, or change clothing could be signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Loneliness and self-isolation can also lead to disinterest in keeping up appearances and can lead to depression, which affects over six million seniors in the US.

Whether it’s due to loneliness or physical or mental change, clutter can be dangerous. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injury for seniors in America. Add clutter that spills on to floors and staircases, and it’s a recipe for disaster.

How Elderly Care from Visiting Angels Evanston Can Help

If your loved one’s home is showing signs of neglect or disarray, it's time to offer help. Family and friends may want to assist, but may not be available when they're needed. A professional caregiver from Visiting Angels Evanston can assist your loved one whenever they need a helping hand, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We offer a wide range of elderly care services, including housekeeping, organization, as well as providing meaningful companionship and conversation. All our services can be customized to your loved one's needs and are available on an hourly basis to fit every schedule and budget.

Elderly care from Visiting Angels Evanston is available to seniors in Evanston, Glenview, Skokie, the north side of Chicago, and the surrounding areas. Whether it's help with general housekeeping a couple of hours a week, occasional help with organizing, or companionship on a regular part-time basis, we're here for your loved one and your family. 

To learn more about elderly care, call Visiting Angels Evanston today to schedule a no-obligation consultation. 

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